Economic Development and Family Structure: from Pater Familias to the Nuclear Family
Luca Pensieroso () and
Alessandro Sommacal ()
No 29/2012, Working Papers from University of Verona, Department of Economics
We provide a theory of the interaction between intergenerational living arrangements and economic development. We show that, when technical progress is fast enough, the economy experiences a shift from stagnation to growth, there is a transition from coresidence to non-coresidence, and the social status of the elderly tends to deteriorate.
Keywords: Unified Growth Theory; Intergenerational Living Arrangements; Bargaining Power; Family Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O40 O11 O33 J10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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